The Dubai to Muscat Race Sohar Education Program completed the first week of all five schools’ teaching sessions by sponsors of the Dubai to Muscat Silver Anniversary Sailing Race. GEMS students learned about GPS technology, tracking and satellite communications on Monday in an interactive session with Thuraya, the region’s leading mobile satellite communications company, while at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club, students from Gems Wellington Silicon Oasis had the first on water session in the programme.
Bart’s Bash is an annual participation and fundraising event in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF). This incredible event works on the assumption that sailing venues across the world host their races at weekends. Bart’s Bash unites sailors from across the globe to participate in one colossal global sailing event in memory of Olympic Sailor, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. Bart’s Bash is open to all sailing clubs, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets, windsurfing clubs, individuals and any venue globally that can host a race and are inspired to take part. It's a day the sailing community remembers Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the Americas cup in 2013.
We are now just few days away from the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games! Sailing won't start for another few days, but by this time next week we will be in the midst of competition for many of the fleets while others will still be anticipating their starts. Forty Two Asian sailors representing Eight Asian nations will be fighting for glory at the 2016 Rio Olympic.
More than 250 plus boats turned up for the 26nm 2016 Around the Island Race. Race Officer Inge Strompf-Jepsen set two start lines off of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Kellett Island Clubhouse with the line closest to Kellett Island used for starting the day boats and the outside line for the cruiser, racer and beach cat divisions.
In its 32nd year, the Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race this year was hosted by Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Club. A fleet of 16 yachts comprising of more than 100 crew from 9 Nations, set sail from Northern Australia for Indonesia on 13th August 2016. After a very slow start and a painful exit from the harbour the wind gods finally heard the calls. The fleet sailed in an average of 20-30 knots of breeze throughout the 600NM race. Warm weather, winds & a kite most of the way making for great sailing…